12 Of The Best Subscription Boxes To Gift For Any Occasion (2020)

Struggling to find the perfect gift for that next birthday, graduation, celebration, retirement, or holiday? Well then you’ve landed on the perfect page!

One of my all-time favorite types of gifts, both to give and receive, are subscription boxes. Why? First, I love the element of surprise, as you really never know what you’re going to get in each month’s box. Second, it’s a great way to discover and try new products that you otherwise would have never gained exposure to. The best part about them is that the subscriptions are super flexible. You can continue your subscription if you feel like it’s worth the value, or cancel the subscription without penalty if you feel like you’ve had enough.

Below, I outline some of the coolest subscription boxes in existence today, with many of them being my personal favorites.

*Please note: All of the products listed in this post are my personal tried and true recommendations and may contain affiliate links. You won’t be paying a cent more, but in the event of a sale, the small affiliate commission I receive will help keep this blog running. Thanks!

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10 Of The Best Subscription Boxes To Gift For Any Occasion


FunFitFab Subscription Box

Your beauty-loving gift recipient will love the FunFitFab if she loves surprises (my mom and I certainly loved ours, and never wanted it to end!). Customized beauty, wellness, fitness, and fashion products are delivered seasonally based on what you enter in your profile. For the amount of swag that comes in this box, the $49 first-box price point makes it a steal. Seriously, there’s really high-quality stuff in these seasonal boxes. Don’t miss that awesome promotional price!

GLOSSYBOX Subscription Box

Glossybox is another beauty subscription box that will please that beauty-centric female in your life. While you’re at it, just get one for everyone you know. Who doesn’t like a monthly assortment of surprises? Recommendation: get the 3-month or 6-month option, the perfect length of time for such a great gift.

Birchbox Subscription Box

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For the beauty junkie on your list, a monthly Birchbox subscription will give her plenty of fun new products to try. It definitely helps that they all come in travel-sized proportions.


Bokksu – Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription

With this snack box, you can discover Japan through snacks! I’m a huge fan of Japanese candies and snacks. If any culture has done food items right, it’s definitely the Japanese. Every snack I’ve encountered is always so adorably packaged and simply tastes of premium quality. Each box holds 20-25 premium Japanese snacks and candies, as well as tea pairings expertly curated and sourced directly from artisanal regional makers in Japan.

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KETO Friendly Snacks Gift Care Package

We all have that one keto or low carb dieting friend who can never eat out with you or the rest of your friends. Treat them to what they really want–a Keto subscription box filled with high quality, nutrient-dense, macro-friendly snacks. The best part? All snacks are 5g net carbs or less! (Wow, sounds like we should all be eating more of these snacks instead of Hot Cheetos or cookies!)

SnackNation Subscription Box

Know someone who loves health-conscious snacking? Well with this box, they can indulge in tasty chips, nutrition bars, savory jerkies, better-for-you sweets, nuts and more! Since they’re always featuring new and up and coming brands, you’ll be the first to try a variety of premium and artisanal snacks that not only taste great but are healthy for you, too. SnackNation boxes range from 8 – 150 snacks per month.


Gentleman’s Box Subscription Box

Gentleman’s Box is a men’s fashion and lifestyle subscription box. Each box honors a noteworthy gentleman and consists of 4-6 fashion pieces, grooming essentials, or useful accessories at your door monthly. Each box also comes with a Gentleman’s Post booklet, packed with fashion tips, product info, and member interviews.

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Hunt A Killer – Immersive Murder Mystery Subscription Experience

You can now bring home a new escape room/murder mystery experience every month (but without the room to escape or the dinner theater aspect). Way more convenient! The creators, writers, and designers of this product have crafted an immersive, authentic gameplay experience where every detail matters. Each box will be a different episode, continuing on until you finally crack the case. You’ll feel like you are solving a real-life murder mystery. Hunt A Killer is a great option for date night, game night, teaming up with friends and family, or just playing on your own. How cool is that?



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This subscription box will make the perfect gift for the geek in your life, whether they’re obsessed with movies, TV shows, comics, Disney, or video games. Given the wide range of geekdom listed, you’re sure to know one or two in your life! The boxes will often include exclusive items that you can only get your hands on by subscribing to MyGeekBox. Not only that, they’re also super high in demand and often sells out. Don’t miss out on this one.


National Geographic Premium Geodes Box

This geode box comes with 10 large geodes that, when cracked apart by a hammer, will reveal beautiful crystal formations. It’s a great way to teach children about rocks, volcanos, and sedimentation. And also just an all-around fun activity to do with your friends and family! Since they are natural geodes and not man-made products, you never know what’s going to be inside.

National Geographic Fossil Kit

Another great science gift set. With this box kit, kids can simulate excavating 15 real fossils with real tools, including dinosaur bones, mosasaur & shark teeth.


Try The World

What could be a better gift for a globetrotting gourmand than the chance to sample sauces, snacks, spices and drinks from worldwide destinations? With the Try the World box you can choose a one-time gift or monthly deliveries. Then there’s nothing else to do but relax as your friend is sent a package every month that will take them on an epicurean journey around the globe. From Argentina to India and Italy, a different county is featured every month.

I hope after this post you’ve discovered some new gift-giving ideas. Remember, everyone loves a good subscription box gift. It’s literally the gift that keeps on giving!

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